Troopers looking for driver who fled crash that left 82-year-old motorcyclist critically injured

Troopers looking for driver who fled crash that left 82-year-old motorcyclist critically injured
An 82-year-old man was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash (Florida Highway Patrol)

WAUCHULA (WWSB) - Troopers are looking for the driver of a truck that hit a motorcyclist on Saturday in Hardee County and then fled.

It happened around 5pm at US 17 and Morales Road. Troopers say the driver of the Dodge Ram truck was leaving "La Tienda De Los Primos" and crossed the southbound lanes of US 17, right in the path of a motorcycle driven by 82-year-old James Berry of Winterhaven.

An 82-year-old man was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash
An 82-year-old man was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash

Berry hit the left side of the truck and suffered critical injuries. The driver, described as a Hispanic male, fled north on US 17.

An 82-year-old man was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash
An 82-year-old man was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash

Anyone with information is asked to call Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800. Troopers say one tip, no matter how insignificant a person may think it is, could lead to additional tips and solving the case.

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